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False Positive MRIs and Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
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Fewer Mammograms Needed for Low-Risk Women

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
Less frequent mammograms for wonem at low risk for breast cancer can be a cost effective way of saving lives. Women with no family history of breast cancer, no previous biopsy and breasts that are not dense need far fewer mammograms than women with these risk factors. For women under the age of 50 without these three risk factors, mammograms are not worthwhile....

Mammograms: How to Make Them Better

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
The FDA believes the more radiologists read mammograms, the more expertise they develop in diagnosing breast cancer. Soon the policy with the FDA my change requiring radiologist to read more mammograms per two years in order to improve their skills because there are too many false positives.  Is there a way to make mammograms better?

More Harm Than Good in Women Over 70 From Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 04/01/2014
In a paper presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference on March 21, 2014, studies out of the Netherlands concluded that doing mammograms in women from age 70-75 as a screening test did not reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer or save lives. They did report that doing mammograms in this age group led to unnecessary overdiagnosis and overtreatment...

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